Order of the Supreme Court of India regarding permission for construction of flyover in the area falling in Southern Ridge, Delhi, 26/09/2018

  • 26/09/2018

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of In Re: T. N. Godavarman Thirumulpad Vs Union of India & Others dated 26/09/2018. This is an application filed by Central Public Works Department (CPWD) seeking permission for construction of Flyover and Underpass between Mahipalpur Bypass Road and Airport Road near Hanuman Mandir adjoining NH-8, New Delhi falling in Southern Ridge and Morphological Ridge area.

CEC submitted a report which allows the proposal with certain conditions which include compensatory afforestation of 1000 trees to be undertaken by the Forest Department on the land identified for the purpose. The land in question will be handed over by the DDA to the Forest Department of the Government of Delhi for a period of five years and thereafter the land will revert back to the DDA. It is further made clear that even after a period of five years, the DDA will not make allotment to any other body and this land will continue to remain forest land.

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